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The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

Author(s): Scott, R. D., II

Medicare’s Policy Not To Pay For Treating Hospital-Acquired Conditions: The Impact

Author(s): McNair, P. D., Luft, H. S., Bindman, A. B.

Adapting to Family-Centered Hospital Design: Changes in Providers’ Attitudes over a Two-Year Period

Author(s): France, D., Throop, P., Joers, B., Allen, L., Parekh, A., Rickard, D., Deshpande, J.
Although hospitals are being designed based on evidence-based design principles, it’s unclear how working in such an environment influences providers’ attitudes and professional performance.  
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Using a Task Analysis to Describe Nursing Work in Acute Care Patient Environments

Author(s): Battisto, D., Pak, R., Vander Wood, M. A., Pilcher, J. J.
A growing body of research demonstrates linkages between workplace design and processes in healthcare facilities with staff and patient safety, operational efficiency, staff satisfaction, and medical errors. There has been less emphasis on the role of the built environment in helping or hindering care delivery. Research is needed on the contextualized activities performed by nurses and how nurses spend their time to measure the effects of interventions aimed at redesigning care to improve safety or efficiency or to understand the implications of policy changes for nursing practice.
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Culturally Sensitive Care

Author(s): CNO

The link between continuous commissioning and sustainable growth: a sustainable business model

Author(s): Phil, C., Anshuman, K.

Using evidence-based environmental design to enhance safety and quality.

Author(s): Sadler, B., Joseph, A., Keller, A., Rostenberg, B.